In its commitment to transparency and accountability, the UNWLA releases its preliminary report for the period of January – June 2023.
The UNWLA Advocacy committee has grown from 10 to at least 40 members, who regularly take part in advocacy meetings and enact our initiatives. And while political advocacy is important, we are also training our members to be advocates in many realms, like education and culture.
- UNWLA joined with Ukrainian World Congress in the “365 Days of Resilience” campaign. We gave members the tools they needed to organize events to commemorate the 1 year mark of the war – Members from California to Florida to New Jersey succeeded in getting proclamations from their local leaders.
- UNWLA Advocacy partnered with SUSTA (Ukrainian American student umbrella organization) and Ukraine Global Scholars to give the students the tools they need to advocate for Ukraine on campus.
- UNWLA Launches An Advocacy Campaign To Return Ukraine’s Children. Our Advocacy Committee continues its work to support H. Res 149 – Condemning the illegal abduction of children from Ukraine to the Russian Federation. The initiative, called “Return Ukraine’s Children,” aims to find congressional co-sponsors for two bills. UNWLA members reached out to their congresspersons and asked for co-sponsorship.
On Feb 21, a statement from Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) was read at the United Nations event, “Gross Human Rights Violations due to the Aggression Against Ukraine” panel discussion, “Violations of the Right of the Child.” The statement was read by UNWLA Branch 91 member Marta Fedoriw who is Representative Wild’s constituent. Rep. Wild introduced a resolution in Congress condemning Russia’s mass abduction of Ukrainian children and stating that these actions amount to genocide.
For more information, please check out the State Department Briefing and Yale Conflict Lab Report.
$84,500 – Wound Vacuum Treatment Devices
UNWLA was among the first organizations to recognize that an adequate supply of wound vacuum treatment devices would be a first-line request from Ukrainian hospitals. They speed up the healing of injuries and prevent infection, and UNWLA spearheads the constant supply of parts to seven hospitals nationwide.
$50,000 – Medicine (In Partnership With AICM)
UNWLA’s aid helped cover costs associated with delivery of five tons of medicines to six leading hospitals in the Chernihiv region.
$50,000 – Repair And Re-Equipment Of Ukrainian Hospitals (In Partnership With AICM)
$43,400 – Albumin For The Mechnikov Hospital In Dnipro
Serving those closest to the front lines of Ukraine’s battle against russian invaders, Mechnikov Hospital sees hundred of critically wounded every day. Stabilizing patients with acute blood loss requires albumin, a replacement for whole blood plasma.
$25,000 – Humanitarian Aid In Response to The Kakhovka Dam Disaster (In Partnership With AICM)
The teract at the Kakhovka Dam left people needing water pumps, water purification tablets, food parcels, and hygiene kits. In cooperation with AICM, UNWLA also delivered several generators for hospitals, shelters, and critical facilities.
$13,631 – Humanitarian Aid In Response to The Kakhovka Dam Disaster
UNWLA care packages were delivered to survivors of the russian teract. They contained first aid kits, stretchers, auto parts, hygiene products, water canisters, water filters, purifying tablets, OTC painkillers, folding beds, bedding sets, tarpaulin, kerosene cylinders, and kerosene stoves.
$31,000 – Portable Bathhouse And Laundromat
Under combat conditions, Ukrainian defenders need the means for basic comfort and sanitation, and we were honored to help.
$25,000 – The Pediatric Burn Mission (in partnership with DCTHC)
The medical mission “Doctors Collaborating to Help Children” (DCTHC) offers specialized medical treatment to Ukrainian children suffering from life-threatening burn injuries: surgeries, wound care, and rehabilitation. Led by Dr. Fuzaylov and his team of international experts, the mission treated 19 children in Poland this year.
$19,276 – Summer Camps for Children (in partnership with St. Peter and Paul Garrison Church)
One hundred eighty children received support and healing opportunities offered by St. Peter and Paul Garrison Church in Ukraine. Among them – children of Ukrainian defenders who perished in the line of duty.
$14,000 – Easter Gifts For 500 Elderly Women in Ukraine
The UNWLA “Babusi” (Grandmothers) Fund is established to support over 500 elderly women across Ukraine with small cash gifts. Operated in conjunction with the Soyuz Ukrainok in Ukraine, this initiative aims to offer relief to women survivors of Soviet political repressions.
$10,000 – Replacement Parts For A Blood Analyzer
The analyzer, the costs of which were underwritten by the UNWLA, was delivered to Zhytomyr and needed some service parts to continue aiding doctors to treat trauma patients.
$10,000 – Hot Meals, Care Packages, And Shelter (in partnership with NGO Way To Life)
Serving hundreds of displaced persons who have made their way to this Ukrainian city in the northwestern corner of Ukraine, this program provides hot meals, bread, meal packets, and temporary shelter for those who have found themselves without a permanent home.
Total expended for humanitarian aid January-June 2023: $375,807